Melvin C. Wilmsmeyer, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by
family.

Born February 18, 1931, in New Franklin, MO, he was the son of the late Emil and Johanna (Stratmann) Wilmsmeyer.
Melvin was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served in the United States Marines from 1952-1954. He was a National Bank Examiner until to moving to
Granite City in 1965, where he became the President/CEO of First Granite City National Bank. After his retirement in 1993, he enjoyed spending time at his
farm in New Douglas, IL and at the farm where he grew up in New Franklin, MO. Melvin also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. He was very active in the Granite City community.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet (Klenklen) Wilmsmeyer; along with eight children; Daniel (Diana) Wilmsmeyer, Douglas (Tracy)
Wilmsmeyer, David (Jennifer) Wilmsmeyer, Donna (Todd) Burns, Deanne (Frank) Laub, Dennis (Julie) Wilmsmeyer, Debra Wilmsmeyer, and Darla
(Lindell) Bishop; 22 grandchildren, Kyle (Amanda) Wilmsmeyer, Katie (Ben) Martin, Corey (Jennifer) Wilmsmeyer, Emilee (Scott) Dufford, Matthew (Amanda)
Wilmsmeyer, Kelsey (Zach) Jarvis, Loree (Will) Carvelot, Marcus (Carrie) Wilmsmeyer, Kari Laub, Miranda Wilmsmeyer, Nicholas, Jacob, Olivia, Analiese,
Ella, Isabella, Joshua, Nathan, and Benjamin Wilmsmeyer, Luke Wilmsmeyer, Hannah and Jonah Bishop; 7 great grandchildren, Lily & Hunter
Wilmsmeyer, Sophia & Evie Jo Martin, Delaney & McKinley Dufford and Kenny Wilmsmeyer; and 4 siblings, Hugo (Donna) Wilmsmeyer, Ruth (Jerry)
Watson, Ralph Wilmsmeyer and Helen (Darrell) Oser; as well as in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Rosalie Schupp and Mildred Wilmsmeyer and his brother Richard Wilmsmeyer.

Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with
Father Chris Comerford officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Health Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Maxine Lena Abrams, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Fountainview
Manor in Granite City.

She was born August 14, 1922, in Elmo “Scott City”, Missouri, a daughter of the late Oscar Turner and Esta (Smith) Turner-Thomas.

She married Ralph Charles Abrams on July 4, 1940 in Granite City and he passed away on October 27, 2004.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and was an Elkette with the Elks Ladies Auxiliary in Granite City. She will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Fred Helge of Naperville and Cheryl and Ronald Holt of Grafton; five grandchildren, Laura
Callahan, Lisa Bailey, Ronald Holt Jr., Julie Holt and Aaron Holt; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Velma Petrillo and Betty Mathenia; other extended
family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private family services will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City.

Entombment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John William Papa, 92, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

He was born July 29, 1925 in Madison, a son of the late John Thomas and Helen (Zarr) Papa.

He married Louise Beatrice (Shable) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after over 30 years of service as a steelworker.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison where he was active with the Men’s Booster Club. He enjoyed his many years helping
with the Pig and Lamb Roast and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 in Granite City. He served his country with the United
States Navy during World War II.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John Papa and Pat Edwards of St. Louis, Francis and Lisa Papa of Glen
Carbon and Christopher and Michelle Papa of Evanston; six grandchildren, Jessica, Jake, Karlo, Lena, Luka and Lilly; two great grandchildren, Scarlett and
Henry; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” and Susan Papa of Decatur; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Papa of Bethalto and Pat Papa of Godfrey;
several nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Francis, Robert, George, Rudy, William and Joseph.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Donna Lee Goss, age 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur,
MO. Donna was born on March 13, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Paul and Martha (Kretzer) Bauza.

On April 20, 1968, Donna married Karl Goss, the love of her in life in Fairview Heights, IL. Donna had worked for the Collinsville School District, thru the
SODEXO Corporation, retiring after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed reading, cooking, making crafts, planting flowers and even playing
Nintendo with her grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Donna loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she
loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her devoted husband of forty-nine years, Karl Goss Sr. of Granite City, IL; loving children, Karl Goss Jr. of Granite City, IL, Malissa Gray
of Granite City, IL, Donald (Wendy) Goss of St. Louis, MO and Kristopher Goss of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Katie, Tori, Brandon, Katlyn, Dylan,
Luke and Aliyah and proud great-grandmother to Dean; two brothers, Paul (Stephanie) Bauza of Belleville, IL and Dennis Bauza; extended family and many
dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Laura Loeva Clark, 35, of Sorento, IL, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Thus. Aug. 17, 2017 at Anderson Hospital ER from injuries
sustained in an auto accident.

She was born July 16, 1982 in Granite City to Boyd Clark of Granite City and the late Melissa K. (Keelin) Clark.
Laura had been working at The Iron Horse and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

In addition to her father, she is survived by 5 children: Emily, Joshua, Abbigail and Shianne Doty and Paitten Foster; 3 brothers: Brad Murl (Addie) Clark of
Granite City, Boyd Douglas Keelin of AR and Billy Joe Clark of Granite City; a sister: Carolyn Lanette Clark of Granite City; and 5 nieces and nephews: Dylan,
Melissa, Jada, Madison & Lyla.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 25, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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Mary Ellen Garofoli, 64, of Mitchell died on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born on March 21, 1953 in Granite City, IL to James Everett and Virginia nee: Myers Bush.

Mary married Ronald Garofoli on November 9, 1974 in Madison, IL.

The loving wife and mother retired from Christian Northeast Hospital as a LPN after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Madison, IL. Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and her pets.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by a daughter, Emily Anderson and her significant other, Chris Pitts of Pocahontas, AR; a son, Ronald (Elizabeth)
Garofoli of Madison, IL; 5 grandchildren: Darrian Garofoli, Anthony Garofoli, Katelynn Wiser, Kaylee Wiser and Josh Anderson. Also surviving are 4 brothers:
Jim Bush of Granite City, IL, Arwin Bush of Toledo, OH, Robert (Lori) Bush of Highland, IL, Jerry (Lisa) Bush of Highland, IL and family friend, Lennie Wiser.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City.
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Robert “Brad” Bradley Betts, 49, of Granite City, IL, passed away very unexpectedly Wed. Aug. 16, 2017 in Granite City.

He was born Oct. 9, 1967 in Granite City to Donna (Ray) Betts of Granite City and the late William Hampton Betts.
Brad worked for Harvey Pallets. He loved gardening and working in the yard and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Blues, Cardinals and
FORD.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: William “Joe” Betts of Granite City; 2 sisters: Angela (Karla Rinehart) Betts of Pensacola, FL and Tricia
Betts of Granite City; 3 nieces: Sarah Moore, Demiah Broderick and Saleena Broderick; and a nephew: Nick Moore.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved cat, Hansel.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Aug. 22, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial
will be at a later date at St. John Cemetery in Jonesboro, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Aids Walk or Granite City APA.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Gary Stephen Hines, 56, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Mon. Aug. 14, 2017 in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 23, 1960 in Kankakee, IL to the late Jim and Wilma (Green) Hines.
Gary had worked for the St. Clair County Jail.

Survivors include his wife: Sompit Hines of Granite City, step-children: Tony (Judy) Sternberg of Pontoon Beach, IL and Kristine Sternberg of Herculaneum,
MO; 4 step-grandchildren: Breanna Sternberg, Christian Sternberg, Tabitha (Mike) Ganske and Keri (Jason) Aaron; 4 step-great-grandchildren: Alex Aaron,
Ellie Aaron, Gavin Ganske and Gwyn Ganske; 2 brothers: Ron Hines of FL and Dennis Hines of St. Louis, MO and a sister: Kathy Hines of Africa.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-great-grandson: Lucas Aaron.
Services are private.
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Dorothy May Anderson, 67, of DuQuoin, IL formally of Granite City. IL died on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on July 24, 1950 in Earl, AR to James and Bessie nee: Parrish Needham.

Dorothy married Steven Anderson on March 9, 1968 in Maryville, IL.

The loving wife and mother enjoyed flower gardening and fishing. She worked as a housekeeper for Colonnades Nursing Home in Granite City for 26 years.

Besides her husband of 49 years, Dorothy is survived by 2 sons: Eric Anderson of Granite City and Jason Anderson of Granite City; 2 grandchildren: Zachary
Anderson and Courtney Anderson; a brother, James (Sherry) Needham of Granite City and a sister, Cathy (ED) Clements of DesArc, MO.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Julie Marie Howell, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sun. Aug. 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her
family.
She was born Jan. 19, 1969 in Granite City to the late Ivy “Bud” & Jenez (Morrison) Howell.
Survivors include her life partner: Pam Elliott of Granite City; a brother: Stephen Howell of Collinsville, IL; and 2 sisters: Jennifer (Al) Larson of St. Louis, MO
and Cathy McIlroy of Glen Carbon, IL.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Seth Alan Cauble, 30, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:07 p.m. Sat. Aug. 12, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
ER.
He was born Nov. 21, 1986 in Granite City to Lisa Kay (Wilson) and Jeffrey Dale Cauble of Granite City.
Seth was an area construction worker. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family and playing video games with his son.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion: Missy Marie Hoppe and their children, Trevor and Isabella Cauble; a brother: Jeffrey Robert
Cauble; maternal grandmother: Sandra Wilson all of Granite City; paternal grandparents: Robert Lee & Betty Jane Cauble of Pomona, IL; two nieces,
Makayla Rose Cauble and Abby Marie Cauble, both of Granite City; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dale Wilson.
Services are private.
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Jeffery Alan Hassell, 36, of Collinsville, IL, passed away at 5:56 p.m. Mon. Aug. 7, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born May 1, 1981 in Granite City to Pamela Gay (Aull) Brown of Granite City and Michael R. Hassell of Collinsville.He and Kelly A. Schmidt were
married Aug. 2, 2012 in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Collinsville.
Jeffery worked for Tri City Canvas.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by: step-father: Charles C. Brown of Granite City; 3 children: Jaelyn, Jeffery and Jace; step-son: Jordan; 2
sisters: Jessica (David) Barnett of Granite City, Tabitha Hassell of St. Louis, MO; 3 brothers: Tim (Amy) Brown of MN, Michael Hassell of St. Louis and Eric
Hassell of Granite City.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 10, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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James “Dan” Bernaix, 64 of Granite City passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital
surrounded by his family.

Dan was born on July 10, 1953 in Granite City, Illinois. Dan was an Auditor for the Illinois Department of Revenue. He was a member of Nameoki United
Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois and a life time member of the National Rifle Association. He was an outdoorsman who belonged to Ducks
Unlimited and enjoyed hunting deer and water fowl. But most of all, Dan loved to spend time with his family. He will be remembered for his giving spirit and
all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Dan is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Marilyn (Bess) Bernaix, whom he married on March 22, 1974; his children, Justin (Tonya) Bernaix of Glen
Carbon, Illinois, Kristin (Jeremy) Hickam of Granite City, Illinois, Tiffany (Jeremy) Dunivan of Granite City, Illinois; his parents, James A. (Patricia) Ellenwood
Bernaix of Granite City, Illinois; his grandchildren, Ella Hickam, Caden Bernaix, Keller Hickam, Kensley Bernaix, Lyla Hickam; his brothers, Terry (Laura)
Bernaix, Dennis (Susan) Bernaix, Timothy (Cara) Bernaix and many other close family members and friends.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road in Granite City. In
celebration of Dan’s life, services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating. Burial will follow at
Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorials in memory of Dan may be directed to Nameoki United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Patricia A. Thomas, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Jeremiah “Jerry” and Bridget (Greaney) Crean.

She retired from Dillards in Fairview Heights after 25 years of dedicated service as a sales clerk. She also worked several years as a teacher’s aide with
Maryville School.

Patricia was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and active with the yearly picnic. She was
also active with Holy Family Church Young at Heart, many years with Sacred Heart Parish Mother’s Club and was a member of Senior Circle.

She enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Geri and Alex Markobrada of Woodstock, Georgia, Karen Koesterer of Granite City, Linda Thomas of
Granite City and Noreen and Earl Fanning of Granite City; six grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Brooke Smallie, Brent Smallie, Laurie Neukam, Kelly
and Jon Bingheim, Sarah Mueller and Amy Finazzo; eight great grandchildren, Gwyneth, Ethan, Connor, Abigail, Brooke, Taylor, Sicily and Laken; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, David E. Thomas and a daughter, Nancy Jean Thomas.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with
a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with Father Zachary Edgar as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Norma J. Darnell, 98 of Granite City, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

Norma was born on April 26, 1919 in Peter Station, Illinois; the daughter of the late Theodore and Anna (Gronemeyer) Wille. Norma was a shipping clerk at
Madison Metal Decorating for 40 years and had worked for NESCO as a warehouseman. Norma was a founder and charter member of Hope Lutheran
Church in Granite City. She was a member of and state commander of the National Navy Mothers Club of America, where she was elected twice as state
president. In her free time, Norma enjoyed spending time with her family and will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times they shared
together.

Norma is survived by and will be missed by her son; Victor L. (Nancy) Darnell of Edwardsville, Illinois; her granddaughter, Rachel (Manan) Bazai of Glen
Carbon, Illinois; her great-grandchildren, Henna and Suleman Bazai of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her sisters; Hulda Landwehrmier, Eleanor Schiebal, Edna Cauble; her brothers, Roland Wille,
Rudolph Wille.

In celebration of Norma’s life, friends may call on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Alan
Beuster officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are
suggested to Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave., Granite City, Illinois 62040.
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Corbet “Leon” Wallace, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1937 in Stewart County, Tennessee, a son of the late Newell and Flossie (Powers) Wallace.

He retired as an automobile technician. Leon enjoyed his days of fishing and tending to his yard and had a special love of vintage cars and antiques. He will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children, Brenda Knight of Decatur, Dennis Wallace of Granite City, Rick (Sylvia Travis) Wallace of Granite City, Jeff Wallace of Granite
City and Stacie Sandella of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Evon Whitford of Granite City; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Catherine Sailor and siblings, Otis Wallace, Ophie Tift, Linda Dowdy, Carl Edward
and two infants.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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William James Higgins, Jr, 67, of Mitchell, IL died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home.

He was born on November 24, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to William James and Susie Elizabeth nee: Brenen Higgins.

William married Sandra Adams on August 30, 1986 in Mitchell, IL.

The loving husband, father and grandfather enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, William is survived by a daughter, Crystal (Rhett) Miller of Mitchell; a son, William Michael Higgins of Mitchell and 3 grandchildren: Thomas
James Higgins, Rhett Miller, Jr and Paityn Miller. Also surviving are 2 sisters: Jackie (Tom) Porter of St. Louis, MO and Cathy Norris of St. Louis, MO.

William is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law: Erma and John Adams and a sister, Audrey Crouch.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Faith In The Word Church, 664 Ashland Ave in Mitchell, IL.
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Deborah L. Pulley, 59, of Cahokia, IL died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on April 13, 1958 in Granite City, IL to Bud Stroud and Ernestine nee: Casey Smith.

The loving mother enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.

Deborah is survived by a daughter, Staci Donelson of Granite City; 3 sons: Anthony (Michelle) Fanning of Granite City, Christopher Stroud of Granite City and
David Jr (Kathy) Pulley, of Granite City; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Also surviving are a brother, Kenneth Smith of Greenville, IL and 2 sisters:  
Kiesha (Jerry) Clark of Granite City and Shannon (Terry) McEntire of Granite City.

Besides her parents, Deborah is preceded in death by her partner of 31 years, Donald Icke and a son in law, Lloyd Donelson.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Patricia A. Thomas, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Jeremiah “Jerry” and Bridget (Greaney) Crean.

She retired from Dillards in Fairview Heights after 25 years of dedicated service as a sales clerk. She also worked several years as a teacher’s aide with
Maryville School.

Patricia was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and active with the yearly picnic. She was
also active with Holy Family Church Young at Heart, many years with Sacred Heart Parish Mother’s Club and was a member of Senior Circle.

She enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Geri and Alex Markobrada of Woodstock, Georgia, Karen Koesterer of Granite City, Linda Thomas of
Granite City and Noreen and Earl Fanning of Granite City; six grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Brooke Smallie, Brent Smallie, Laurie Neukam, Kelly
and Jon Bingheim, Sarah Mueller and Amy Finazzo; eight great grandchildren, Gwyneth, Ethan, Connor, Abigail, Brooke, Taylor, Sicily and Laken; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, David E. Thomas and a daughter, Nancy Jean Thomas.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with
a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with Father Zachary Edgar as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ronald A. “Ronnie” Briggs Jr. 29, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Santa Ana, California.

He was born March 18, 1988 in Belleville, Illinois, a son of Ronald A. and Patricia A. (Joshu) Briggs.

He was a 2006 graduate of Granite City High School where he was active with track and field and cross country. He later graduated in 2012 from St. Louis
University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

He was always trying to help others and enjoyed his many years of volunteering with many organizations throughout the community. He enjoyed Tae Kwon
Do and had a special love for all animals but cherished his cat, “Wednesday”. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a grandfather, Robert L. Joshu of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Harry A. and Clabbie Briggs of Granite
City, Bradley Michael Briggs of Madison, Susan Sandoval of Lexington, Kentucky and Robert W. and Julia Joshu of Cold Springs, Texas, Kathy and Steve
Brown of Granite City and Cindy and Phil Drennan of Granite City; many cousins; other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Ann Briggs and grandparents, Harry and Pauline Briggs and Lorraine Joshu.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a
prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as
celebrant.

Cremation rites will follow and burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights at a later date.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Zoo or the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Corbet “Leon” Wallace, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1937 in Stewart County, Tennessee, a son of the late Newell and Flossie (Powers) Wallace.

He retired as an automobile technician. Leon enjoyed his days of fishing and tending to his yard and had a special love of vintage cars and antiques. He will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children, Brenda Knight of Decatur, Dennis Wallace of Granite City, Rick (Sylvia Travis) Wallace of Granite City, Jeff Wallace of Granite
City and Stacie Sandella of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Evon Whitford of Granite City; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Catherine Sailor and siblings, Otis Wallace, Ophie Tift, Linda Dowdy, Carl Edward
and two infants.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.
m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ina Dynese “Nanny” LeGrand, 98, of Indianapolis, Indiana and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:43 a.m. on
Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Altenheim Health and Living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born September 23, 1918 in Elsinore, Missouri, a daughter of the late James and Bethel (Stephens) Moore.

She married Elvis J. LeGrand on April 3, 1937 in Madison County, Illinois and he passed away in May 1979.

She was a bookkeeper and along with her husband were the owner and operator of Al’s TV in Granite City for many years. She was a house mother at Alpha
Omicron Pi at the University of Illinois. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball and University of Illinois basketball fan. Ina was a devoted member of
Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, enjoyed her days of quilting and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Joe LeGrand of Florida; grandchildren and their spouses, Jeffrey and Susan Cotter of Glen Carbon, Gregory Cotter of St. Louis,
Valerie and Jeff Arendt of Cary, North Carolina, Todd and Nicole LeGrand of Indianapolis, Indiana, Chapen and Alex Smith; seven great grandchildren; two
great-great grandchildren; many beloved nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Crockarell; a son, James LeGrand; a sister, Norah
Halvachs and three brothers, Bryce Moore, James Ronald Moore and Edgar Moore.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards Street in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 with Daniel Wilson
officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Sylvia A. Opich, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:02 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Fountainview Memory
Care in Granite City.

She was born June 17, 1923 in Madison, a daughter of nine children born to Michael and Mary (Kolisek) Opich.

She retired in 1988 from Reilly Tar and Chemical in Granite City after 47 years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

She was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #222. Sylvia will be remembered
for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived my many relatives and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eddie Stephens, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Fountain View Manor, Granite City,
IL.

Eddie was born on November 25, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Ernie and Fern (Corbett) Stephens.

On January 8, 1972, Eddie married Cheryl Wood, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Eddie had retired from General Motors in St. Louis, MO as an
inspector in 1996 after many years of dedicated service. After his retirement, he worked part time at Cresent Heating & Cooling in Granite City, IL. Eddie was
an avid Cardinal Baseball fan; he enjoyed going to the games with his family. In his younger years, Eddie coached his son’s baseball teams. He loved
playing baseball and softball, and he played on many softball and baseball church leagues as well. He had also coached baseball and softball teams for
many years for the Granite City Park District, earning several awards. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Eddie loved life, he loved to laugh,
but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Stephens.

Eddie is survived by his devoted wife, Cheryl Stephens; loving children, Jeff (Nadine) Stephens, Mindy (Mike) Pool and Matt Stephens all of Granite City, IL;
dear siblings, Dale (Joann) Stephens, Connie Adams, Ronald (Tracy) Stephens, Robert Stephens all of Granite City, IL and Richard (Dottie) Stephens of
Paxton, IL; proud grandfather to Jacob Stephens, Makenna Roe and Natalie Pool; proud step-grandfather to Caitlin Leanos, Brendan Pool, Aaron Pool, Nick
VanBuskirk and Noah VanBuskirk; many dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at City Temple, with Pastor Kevin Wilson Jr. officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis, MO and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com
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Ruth Elenora Laswell, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Ruth was born on September 6, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Harold and Lula (Singer) Mefford.

On June 17, 1951, Ruth married Arthur Laswell, the love of her life. Ruth was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. She was a proud
homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Ruth also enjoyed babysitting throughout the years. She treated each of the children she babysat as they
were her own. Her greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with her family, whom she adored. Ruth will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Phillie Mefford and son-in-law, Vince Liguori.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Arthur Laswell of Granite City, IL; loving children, Lynn (Jane) Laswell of St. Charles, IL, Jeanette Liguori of Carmel,
CA, Donna Laswell of Granite City, IL and Laura Laswell of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Janet Blackwell; proud grandmother to Kristen Laswell, Kelly
Laswell, Natalie (Antonio) Morales, Jana (Gabe) Kaster, Matthew Liguori and Caitlin Liguori; proud great-grandmother to Siena, Zachary, Josiah and Bianca;
special friends that Ruth babysat for, Jamie and Jessie Cody, Chad and Jamie Haselhorst; Mark Schmidt, Kelsey Schattnik, Olivia and Tony Scatturo;
extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at Calvary Life Church, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Interment will be in
St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Calvary Life Church and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Randy Olin Barrett, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Tues. Aug. 1, 2017 at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis,
MO.

He was born Feb. 4, 1940 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Ned & Cleon (Clark) Barrett.

On Mar. 21, 1987, he and Dorothy Lang were married in St. Louis. She survives in Granite City.

Randy had worked for St. Louis Schools and retired from Coordinated Youth & Human Services in 2014.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 children: Randy S. (Tammy) Barrett of GA, Brian E. Barrett of Berkley, MO, Shannon G. Barrett of New Haven, MO
and Jason O. Barrett of Granite City; Larry (Tammy) Chamness of Granite City, Sherry (Gary) Dacus of TN and Kelly Chamness of Granite City; 17
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother: Bill Barrett of St. Charles, MO and a sister: Sue Cotton of Columbia, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Raymond and Robert; and 3 sisters: Pat, Edith and Betty.
Memorial visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Aug. 8, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Gary Dacus
officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Helen Ann DeRuntz, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at the Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis County, Missouri at
2:04 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

She was born November 10, 1929 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Vaso and Anna (Yackich) Zikovich.

She married Joseph John DeRuntz on June 13, 1959 in Granite City who passed away in 1984.

She graduated from St. Elizabeth Nursing School and then went on and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Louis University School
of Nursing in 1955. She retired as a nurse from Venice Lincoln Tech, she also worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City.

Helen was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and worked many years with the
funeral planning committee. She also served as a Dominion Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois since 2005. She was also a member
of the Knights of Columbus Tri-cities Council #1098 Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by six children and their spouses, Rita DeRuntz of St. Louis, John and Paula DeRuntz of Colleyville, Texas, Joseph and Lynne DeRuntz of
Columbus, Ohio, Julia and Philip Gordon of Oxford, North Carolina, Paula DeRuntz of St. Louis and Mary DeRuntz of Mansfield, Illinois; seven grandchildren,
Jack DeRuntz, Ann DeRuntz, Will DeRuntz, Matthew DeRuntz, Mary Beth DeRuntz, Samuel Gordon and Claire Gordon; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Zikovich and John Zikovich and three sisters, Dolly
Syniski, Julia Zikovich and Mildred Zikovich.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a
prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with
Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Church or School, Nazareth Living Center or support your local Right to Life and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Judith A. “Judy” Dallas, 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:04 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville.

She was born August 19, 1950 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Henry and Ann (Stajduhar) Pieper.

She married the love of her life, William A. “Bill” Dallas Jr. on September 15, 1973 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and he survives.

She was a 44-year veteran of law enforcement and criminal justice community, with 29 years at Madison County. Her career started with the Granite City
Police Department. She served as a detective secretary and chief’s secretary before taking a job as a senior administrative assistant with the county’s
probation department in 1988. A year after Dallas started working for the county she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois
University of Edwardsville. Dallas worked way up through the ranks in a field dominated by men. She served as a supervisor, deputy chief and chief
probation officer before being named the first female director of the Probation Department on March 14, 2008. She was a member of the Illinois Probation
and Court Services Assocation and a former member of the American Probation and Parole Association. In 2002, Dallas was the recipient of the prestigious
Illinois Probation and Court Services Association's Pauline Gansauer Award. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and
Alumni of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

She was an avid reader, had a special love for animals and enjoyed flowers and her garden. Judy will be remembered for her dedication as a public
servant, her positive outlook and her love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 44 years, she is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Mary Pieper of Festus, Missouri and John
and Sheree Pieper of Florissant, Missouri; a sister, Victoria and Kerry Bundy of Granite City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jessica Dallas of
Pocahontas, Illinois; sister-in-law, Roberta “Bobbie" Dallas of Granite City; Godson and nephew, Jonathan Bundy of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces, Olivia
Dallas, Margaret Dallas, Megan Dallas and Melissa McCullouch; nephew, Thomas "J.J." Dallas; two aunts, Juanita James of Glen Carbon and Mary Pieper
of Granite City; special friends, Glenda and Steve Bowker of Edwardsville; many cousins; other extended family; colleagues and many cherished friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Irene Dallas Sr.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with
a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to masses, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Beverly A. Donnell, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 26, 1946 in Anna, Illinois, a daughter of the late Everett Eugene and Berniece May (Brown) Smick.

She married Roger F. Donnell on March 29, 1980 at Suburban Baptist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She retired in 2013 from Wolters Kluwer in St. Louis after 37 years of dedicated service as a composition specialist.

Beverly was a faithful member of the Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Illinois where she enjoyed singing with the choir. She enjoyed her many joyful
vacations through the years and had a special love for the Great Smoky Mountains. She enjoyed music and had a special gift of singing and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 37 years, she is survived by her cherished toy poodle, Pippin; brother and sister-in-law, Kent W. and Katherine Smick
of Collinsville; sister, Cari Smick of Colorado; stepmother, Cheryl Smick of Granite City; step brother, John Angel of Granite City; sister-in-law, Jeanne
Krupinski of Pacific, Missouri; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Val Donnell of Iowa; many special cousins; nieces; nephews; other extended
family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Andy Adams officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Troy United Methodist Church in Troy or to BJC Hospice in Alton and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy Valerius , nee Hall, 94 of Granite City, Illinois, born October 1, 1922 in Granite City, passed away on Sunday, July
30, 2017 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. She was a 1940 graduate of Granite City High School and had worked for over 40
years for General Steel Industries as a Supervisor of Corporate Accounts Payable. Dorothy will be remembered by all who took bus trips with her through
the Granite City Park District where she was affectionately called “Hilarious Valerius”.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her special friends; Tim (Karen) Varady and family, and Adeline Decker, her trusted friend and roommate at
Stearns Nursing & Rehab. A Special thanks to the staff at Stearns Nursing & Rehab where she resided for the past 6 years.

Dorothy was preceded by her first husband; Damon Kopsky, whom she married in 1943 and who passed away in 1953; her second husband, Raymond E.
Valerius, whom she married in 1956 and who passed away in 1992 and her parents, William and Flora (Cox) Hall.

In celebration of Dorothy’s life, friends may call on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials in memory of
Dorothy may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital of to the Granite City A.P.A.
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William “Bill” L. Jennings, age 87, of Granite City, Il, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL.

Bill was born on September 28, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank Jennings and Sylvia (Carter) Ryckman.

Bill was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On December 22, 1951, Bill married Louella Doyle, the love of his life in Piggott,
Arkansas. Bill had retired from Granite City Steel in 1992 as an operator, with over forty years of dedicated service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge
#877 in Granite City, IL for fifty-four years. Bill was an avid sports fan; he enjoyed watching sports and was a Cardinal and Cubs baseball fan. In his younger
years he umpired little league games at the Granite City Park. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Bill will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one son, John Jennings.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Louella Jennings; loving son, Rick Jennings; proud grandfather to Melinda Hickam; proud great-grandfather to James
Hickam, Brandi Hickam and Madison Weiser all of Granite City, IL; and many dear friends.

In celebration of his life, graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, with
military rites conducted by the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robin L. King 35, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:25 p.m., on Sunday July 2nd, 2017.

He was born on December 23, 1982, in Effingham County to Late Robert L. and Faye (Parks) King. Robin lived the simple life, finding ways to pinch a penny
and living off the land. He was a jack of all trades, most recently working as a mechanic. He had a love for fishing and being outdoors, where he enjoyed
relaxing next to the water while sipping a beer and listening to music.

Robin was preceded in death by his parents, a loving fiancée Brandy Mielke, grandparents Jesse and Vera King, two uncles Clyde and Earl King.

He is survived by half-brothers Joes and James Parks, cousins, and a “brother”/ best friend Jeff Tyler.

Robin was cremated, no visitation or funeral will be held at this time; however, there will be memorial for family and close friends held at a later date -after
Robin gets to take a ride down the Quarter Mile Track just as he always wished- before his body is laid to rest.
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David Lee Lawrence Strozewski, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Mon. July 24, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Health
Center in Alton, IL.

He was born Aug. 13, 1947 in LaSalle, IL to the late Alois & Norma Laverne (Reed) Strozewski.

David was a proud U.S. Army veteran and maintained memberships in CWV, VFW, American Legion Knights of Columbus and the Moose. He had also
served at a Boy Scout troop leader and Little League president.  He retired from Northern IL University after many years of service.

Survivors include: a daughter: Kimberly (Dan Tomaszewski) Strozewski of Amboy, IL; 2 sons: Bryan (Lisa Lawrence) Strozewski of Brighton, IL and Eric
(Bobbie Strozewski) Strozewski of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren: Adam Strozewksi, Brittany Pieper and Nathan Andrews; a great-granddaughter: Chloe
Bodi; a brother: James Strozewski of AR; former spouse, Shirley A. (Magoteaux) Strozewski of Alton; and nieces and nephews: Jeremiah James,
Mavoureen, Lucas, John, Elizabeth and Jason Strozewski.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.

Burial will be private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Martha I. Hamilton, 88, of Granite City, died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at University Nursing & Rehab Center in
Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on November 15, 1928 in Batesville, AR to Dan and Sally nee: Trammell Sellars.

Martha enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

The loving mother is survived by 2 sons: Daniel Hamilton of Granite City and Roger (Lisa) Hamilton; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother,
William Sellars of Caruthersville, MO and a sister, Othell Tawney of Charleston, WV.

Besides her parents, Martha is preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Deberry and a son, John Hamilton.
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Deloris Draper, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born September 8, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Glover Rex and Nancy Marie (Stroud) Cottrell.

She married Norman L. Draper, the love of her life, on March 7, 1959 at the Methodist Church in Mounds, Illinois and he passed away on August 18, 2015.

Deloris had worked several years as a teacher’s assistant at the Herbert Wheeler State School in St. Louis. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist
Church of Edwardsville and an auxiliary member of the 2nd Indian Head National Division Association.

She enjoyed her days of cross-stitching, working with ceramics and crafts, playing dominoes with her grandchildren and her later days of playing bingo. Her
smile and laughter will never be forgotten and she will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Lanette Haddix of Granite City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kim Draper of O’Fallon, Missouri and Scott and
Shereth Squires of Troy, Illinois; six grandchildren and their spouses, Donnie and Mary Haddix of Granite City, Jill and Ryan Relleke of Granite City, Ryan
and April Haddix of Granite City, Jaime and Jay Herman of Masoutah, Meghan and Anthony Dreckshage of O’Fallon, Missouri and Andrew Draper of Denver,
Colorado; eleven great-grandchildren, Emily, Abbey and Lucas Haddix, Emma, Lily and Violet Herman, Tyler Theis, Hadley Relleke, Mila and Ellaina Haddix
and Austin Dreckshage; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Diane Cottrell of Mattoon and Kenny and Pat Cottrell of Hamel; a sister, Loretta Werths of
Granite City; five sisters-in-law, Judy Cottrell of Granite City, Cindy Cottrell-Inman of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Colleen Krause of Belleville, Glenda Chrisman of
St. Peters, Missouri and Linda Draper of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Steve Disney officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Edwardsville and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lovier “Loretta” (Rose) Hahn, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center.

She was born December 26, 1928 in Madison, a daughter of the late George and Eva (Beasley) Rose.

She married Eldon Hahn on September 29, 1946 in Lutesville, Missouri and he passed away on April 28, 2002.

She retired as a computer operator in 1993 from Prairie Farms Dairy after 23 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Nameoki United Methodist
Church in Granite City where she was active in the Loyalty Class. She enjoyed being social and around others and was also a member of Senior Circle and
enjoyed her days of traveling with her husband. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Pat Quinn of St. Charles, Missouri; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Brenda Hahn of
Granite City and David Hahn of Granite City; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Hahn of Lutesville, Missouri; six grandchildren; many great grandchildren; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Hahn and Rodger Hahn; a sister, Nellie Carington and four
brothers, Carl Rose, John Rose, Oscar Rose and Harold Rose.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson
officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Nameoki United Methodist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John M. Mejaski, 56 of Madison, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home.

John was born on October 25, 1960 in Granite City; the son of the late John and Stephanie (Sirdock) Mejaski. John was working for St. Louis University as a
Senior Systems Analyst for over 17 years and was a DJ at KSLQ, now Y98. John was a faithful Christian who was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
Madison, Illinois and enjoyed attending services at the cathedral in St. Louis. John will be remembered for the love he had for his family and all the special
times they shared together.

John is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Barbara Forys of Highland, Illinois; his nephew, David Forys of Highland, Illinois; great-nephews,
Christopher Matthew Forys, David Stephen Forys; great-niece, Elise Marie Forys.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother; Stephen Mejaski; his nephew, Matthew Thomas Forys; his brother-in-law, David Forys.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with prayers at 5:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In
celebration of John’s life, services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th
Street in Madison, Illinois. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials for John are suggested to St. Mary Church,
Masses or donor’s choice.
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Annid “Ann” Nighohossian, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at her home.

She was born October 12, 1922 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Kaloust and Hatoonig Anaid (Krekorian) Geragosian.

She married Samuel Nighohossian in 1939 and he passed away on June 24, 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated Sammy’s Tavern in Granite City for many years. She attended St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite
City and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family and friends.

She is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law, Casper S. Nighohossian , Sarkis Nighohossian, Haig Nighohossian, Leo and Barb Nighohossian
and Greg and Vicki Nighohossian, all of Granite City;
six grandchildren, Julie Nighohossian of Glen Carbon, Darrick Nighohossian of Granite City, Cassie Downer and husband, Andy of Roxana, Kyla
Nighohossian of Granite City, Cara Nighohossian-Nold and husband, Mike of Denver, Colorado and Jeremy Nighohossian of Washington, D.C.; a sister,
Arshaelus Geragosian of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Samson Nighohossian;
a daughter-in-law, Katherine “Kat” Nighohossian; and a brother, Leo Geragosian.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Torkom
Chorbajian as celebrant.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the Samuel and Annid Nighohossian Scholarship Fund and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Victoria J. “Vicki” Jolly, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born August 3, 1953 in El Paso, Texas, a daughter of the late William W. and Maxine J. (Keeton) Adams.

She married Charles “Chuck” Jolly, the love of her life, on June 10, 1972 in East St. Louis and he survives.

Vicki retired as a medical assistant from Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City after many years of dedicated service.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored. She loved life, loved to
laugh but most of all loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Mike and a brother, Steven Adams.

In addition to her devoted husband of 45 years, she is survived by her loving children, a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Bobby Ponder of Granite City;
two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Becky Jolly II of Granite City and Bradley Jolly of Spring, Texas; four grandchildren, Kenneth Jolly, Josh Bean,
Damin Jolly and Lucas Jolly; great grandchildren, Loretta Jolly and Leon Jolly; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Angie and David Davis of Granite City,
Cindy Adams of Granite City and Sarah and Bud Vinson of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Pam Adams of Granite City; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
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Mary Ellen Feilner, 81 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Highland Health Care Center.

Mary was born on October 6, 1935 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late Paul and Ellen (Winstead) Story. The life long homemaker was of Lutheran
faith who loved to bowl and spend time with her family. Mary will be remembered as a wonderful mom and all the special times she shared with her family
and friends.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Alan (Lynn) Feilner of Waterloo, IL, Larry (Debbie) Feilner of Highland, IL, Terry Feilner of Granite City,
IL, Debra (Edward) Black of Overland, MO; her grandchildren, Christine Feilner, Gregory Feilner, Mina Feilner, Jeffrey Feilner, Deanna Weinacht, Dana
Baugher, Patricia Black, Matthew Black; her great-grandson, Carter Baugher; her sisters, Dorothy Mezyk, Viola Fink, Shirley Parker.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Lester D. Feilner, whom she married on June 25, 1955 and her brother, Paul Story.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Mary’s life, services
will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
in Glen Carbon. In memory of Mary, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Edwin W. Gerdes, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 19, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late William Gerdes and Anna (Anielak) Gordon.

He married Betty (Morris) Gerdes in 1960 at Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and she passed away on September 23, 2010.

He had worked at A.O. Smith with many years of dedicated service as a forklift operator and had also worked many years as a backhoe operator.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and boating and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Mike Hain of Troy, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cheryl Ruemmler of North
Carolina; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Gerdes Jr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Anthony Allen Wojtczuk, 27, of Granite City died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 27, 1990 in Maryville, IL to Thomas Grady Wojtczuk and Rosemary Winters.

Anthony was a tree trimmer for Merritt Tree Service in Cahokia, IL. He was a member of Enjoy Church in O’Fallon, IL and he enjoyed music and playing the
guitar.

The loving father is survived by a daughter, Bentleigh Elizabeth Wojtczuk of Staunton, IL; a son, Hayden James Walker of Belleville, IL; a brother, Thomas
Stephen Wojtczuk of TX and 4 sisters: Brittany Wojtczuk of Swansea, IL, April Elizabeth Wojtczuk of Granite City, IL, Kelly Nicole Lane of Highland, IL and
Melinda June Lane of Swansea, IL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Anthony will be missed by his cousins, which he was
close to and many special friends.

Anthony is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite
City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Patsy Marie Norman, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at her home at 3:25 a.m. Wed. July 12, 2017.

She was born Nov. 28, 1939 in Butler County, MO to the late Harry & Thelma (Marler) Dunning.
On Feb. 15, 1969, she and Jesse L. Norman were married in Granite City. He survives in Granite City.

Patsy had worked for Mercantile Bank in St. Louis, MO in the human resources dept for many years and later worked for American Home Services in
Pontoon Beach as an office manager.

In addition to her husband she is survived by 2 sons: Bob Sorenson and Chris Norman of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2
sisters: Joyce (Steve) Dressler of Columbia, IL and Carol Spurgeon of Bonne Terre, MO.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:30 a.m. Sat. July 15, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Dennis Michael Elliott, Sr., age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, St.
Louis, MO. Dennis was born on March 17, 1954 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Leo Elliott Jr. and Mary (Kane) Elliott.

Dennis was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. He was a faithful member of World Changing Word of Faith Church in Granite
City, IL. Dennis was also an usher at the church; his church family nicknamed him “The Sheriff”. He had retired as an over the road truck driver after many
years of dedicated service. Dennis enjoyed fishing in his younger years; however his passion was working on cars. His greatest joy was spending time with
his family. Dennis will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Elliott.

Dennis is survived by his devoted wife, Karen Elliott of Granite City, IL; sons, Benjamen (Alyssa) Elliott of Granite City, IL, Dennis (Dianna) Elliott Jr. of
Okawville, IL; Kris (Chrisi) Williams of Pineville, MO; daughters, Amanda Elliott of Okawville, IL and Wendy (Mike) Schneider of Fairview Heights, IL; step-
daughter, Jennifer Pickens of Okawville, IL, two step-sons, Jeremiah (Brandy) Wright of Highland, IL and Ian (Brittany White) of Aviston, IL; siblings, David
(Rebecca) Elliott of Mascoutah, IL, Lee Elliott of Collinsville, IL, Sharon (Rodney Kirgan) Baum of Richview, IL and Shanna (Dan) Aldrich of Carlyle, IL; proud
grandfather to sixteen grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at World Changing Word of Faith Church, 2801 Marshall Ave. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor Mike Dumas officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors conducted by the United States Army.

Memorial donations may be given to the Elliott family and donations will be accepted at the church.
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Charles E. Pulley, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center,
Granite City, IL. Charles was born on June 8, 1930 in Stewart County, TN, a son of the late James Richard Pulley and Daisy
May (Phillips) Pulley.

Charles had retired from Jennison Wright Corporation as a steam engineer, retiring after thirty-nine years of dedicated service. He was a member of the
Carpenters Union and was president of the union for twenty-five years. Charles loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his siblings, Joseph, James, Herman, Clerd, Hester, Leonard, Clarence, Johnny, Mary, Myrtle,
Lea and Irene; and by one grandson, Charles David Pulley.

Charles is survived by his loving children, Linda (Earl) Lovejoy of Bethalto, IL, Charles Pulley of Mesquite, TX, Patricia (John) Steward of Granite City, IL and
Lisa Pulley of Park Hill, MO; proud grandfather to Michael (Kristina) Pulley of Brighton, IL, Jonathan (Jamie) Steward of Granite City, IL, Lindsay (Charles)
Owens of Granite City, IL, April (Trenton) Foiles of Wood River, IL, Craig (Monica) Lovejoy of Little Rock, AR, Casey (Chris) Campbell of O’Fallon, MO, Jamie
May, Crystal May and Bobby May all of Mena, AR; proud grandfather to twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; many dear nieces,
nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating. Interment will be in St. John
Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Sheri Lynn Henderson, 44, of Granite City died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City.

She was born on January 6, 1973 in Nuremberg, Germany to Terrance Henderson and Robin nee: Powderly Haynes.

Sheri, as a child, was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach. She enjoyed spending time with her children and family and also enjoyed
camping and fishing.  As a hobby, Sheri enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse items.

The loving mother is survived by 4 daughters: Madison Henderson of IA, Havynn Henderson of Granite City, Lilah Henderson of Freeburg, IL and Abigail
Henderson of Freeburg, IL; a son, William Miner of TN; 2 brothers:  Rickey Coats II of Madison, IL and Jason Coats of Granite City and 4 sisters:  Christine
(Dave) Doty of Moro, IL, Terri (Marc) Pirkola of Lanse, MI, Sandy (Dave) Spiroff of Pontoon Beach and Alicia Coats of Granite City.   Sheri is also survived by
Rickey Coats I of Madison, IL who raised her.

Sheri is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach with a luncheon to follow the service.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Shirley Faye Wickham, 79, of Granite City died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 11, 1937 in Granite City to James and Goldie nee: Allen Morris.

Shirley married Charles Wickham who preceded her in death after 25 years of marriage.

The loving mother, grandmother and aunt retired as a housekeeper from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after 25 years of service.

Shirley is survived by 2 daughters: Cynthia Johnson (Mike Murphy, son in law) of Granite City and Tina Griffin of Granite City; a son Charles (Stephanie)
Wickham of Roodhouse, IL; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Betty) Morris of Cisne, IL and a sister, Vera (Jerry) Johnston of
Jacksonville, FL. Shirley is also survived by many close nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Shirley is preceded in death by a son, Victor Griffin; 5 brothers: Roy Morris, Buddy Morris, Jamie Morris, Jerry Morris and
Melvin Morris and 5 sisters: Norma Jean Jones, Margie Smith, Bonnie Griffin, Ruby Ifland and Dorothy Tormino.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City with burial
to follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Billy Bob Brown, 62, of Granite City, IL passed away at 10:00 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Select Hospital in
St. Charles, MO.

He was born November 21, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Fred and Betty (McWilliams) Brown.
On August 31, 1973, Billy and Debra K. Berkshire were married in Granite City, IL.

Billy served in the U.S. Army. He loved spending time with his family and his three dogs, Columbo, Jake and Kassie Jo and also his cat Sugartank. When he
was able he enjoyed fishing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife Debra K. (Berkshire) Brown of Granite City, IL; a son, William “Billy” Brown of Granite City, IL; four daughters, Becky (Courtney
Wilke) Deskey of Wood River, IL, Amy (Bucky) Morton Granite City, IL, Angela (Adam Quirin) Brown of Belleville, IL, and Nicole (Eric Crader) Brown of Granite
City, IL; four grandchildren, Chance Deskey, Pvt. Blake Deskey, Alyssa Wilke, Aiden Morton; a brother, Carroll Brown of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother-in-
law, John Nolan of Granite City, IL; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl (David) Hagopian and Diane Berkshire both of Granite City, IL and several nieces and
nephews.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Linda Nolan.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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Verline Pulley, 72, of Granite City died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born on February 22, 1945 in Erin, TN to William and Pauline Pulley.

Verline enjoyed the outdoors and liked to camp, fish and hunt.

The loving father is survived by 5 daughters: Tammy (Daniel) Mull of Mitchell, Toni (Craig) Bailey of Farmington, MO, Tina Pulley of Granite City, Theresa
Pulley of Chesterfield, MO and Tanya Pulley of Granite City; a son, Verlin (Angela) Pulley, Jr of Granite City; 3 step-children: Ronald (Lori) Parson of Cabot, Ar,
Mardis Parson of Granite City and Terri Reeder of Granite City. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; his ex wife, Doris Pulley of
Granite City and 2 sisters: Eloiuse Pulley of Erin, TN and Evelyn Witcher of Erin, TN.

Besides his parents, Verline is preceded in death by 7 brothers: Woodrow Pulley, Carmack Pulley, Ray Pulley, Billy Pulley, Harold Pulley, Cleve Pulley and
Henry Pulley and a sister, Earline Pulley.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Richard Dale Hoover, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. Richard was born on
January 16, 1955 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Azari) Hoover.

Richard had worked for U.S. Steel as an electrician, retiring in 2015. He enjoyed sports, racing and spending time with his family, especially with his
grandchildren, whom he adored. Richard loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved
him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Hoover, one sister, Marlene Painter and by one brother-in-law, John Painter.

He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Erin Hoover of Belleville, IL; dear stepson, Shane Faith of Granite City, IL; brother,
Ronald (Margaret) Hoover of Abilene, TX; sister, Karen (Randall) Graham of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Alyssa, Brooke and Carter Hoover; many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West
officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Hoover family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Randall Dale Stephens, 57, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:58 p.m. Sat. July 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center ER in Granite City, IL.

He was born Sept. 7, 1959 in Granite City, IL to the late Linda (Fronabarger) Coble and Clyde Stephens.
Mr. Stephens was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked also as a dispatcher for Lanter Delivery.

Surviving is a daughter: Elizabeth Mertz of Cedar Rapids, IA; a nephew who was like a son to him: Joseph Patrick; 3 nieces and 4 cousins that he loved.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Stephens and a sister, Cindy Stephens.
Family services will be held at a later date.
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Lois A. Hoy, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born July 14, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Philip and Mae Barbara (Fritsche) Urban.

She married Clarence L. “Clip” Hoy on August 5, 1944 in Milwaukee and he passed away on May 15, 2009.

She had worked as a switchboard phone operator back in 1943 and was an Avon representative with dedicated service from 1984 until 2011. She was a
member of T.O.P.S. in Granite City and enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheons. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, playing cards and
board games and her days of traveling. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle “Mickey” and Jim Strack of Vandalia; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Cindy Hoy of
Noblesville, Indiana; eight grandchildren and their spouses, James and Deana Strack Jr. of Maryville, Scott and Chrissy Strack of Granite City, Suzanne and
Michael Jordan of Gahanna, Ohio, Jennifer and Charles Karr of Greenwood, Indiana, Rebecca and Tony Baskerville of Fishers, Indiana, Elizabeth and Tim
McLean of Columbus, Indiana, Anne and John Simpson of Richmond, Indiana and Philip and Mallory Hoy of West Lafayette, Indiana; twenty great-
grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Vella of Wisconsin; nieces; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband of 64 years, she was
preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Urban; five brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Catherine A. “Cathy” Wise, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Anderson
Hospital in Maryville.

She was born February 8, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Utah Carl and Georgia (Thomason) Downs.

She married David Wise on September 26, 1975 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She has worked for the Granite City School District with over 30 years of dedicated service as a teacher’s aide at the Frohart and Wilson Schools.

She had a special love for children and enjoyed her days of babysitting and shopping. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three children, Betty Downs of Granite City, David J. (Erin P.) Wise of Holdrege, Nebraska and Jennifer
Wintermeyer of Granite City; six grandchildren, Jordan Wise, Dillon Wise, Hayden Wise, Xander Wise, Ethan Wintermeyer and Cole Wintermeyer; a brother,
Carl (Phyllis) Downs of Kimball, Tennessee; a sister, Minnie (David) McCosky of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Doris Downs of Granite City; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Downs; mother-in-law, Dolly Wise and a niece, Tammy Downs Long.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Allen officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mr. Jackie “Jack” Pinkston, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 23, 1940 in Granite City, a son of the late Ora Dexter and Pearl (Marshall) Pinkston.

He married Jeanette (Cuvar) Pinkston on March 4, 1961 at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2003 from Granite City Steel after 25 years of dedicated service as a heavy equipment operator. He had previously worked for Tri-City Grocery
Warehouse for
20 years.

He loved his days of golfing, fishing, bowling and hunting and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Emma Pinkston of Mitchell; three daughters and two sons-in-law,
Jennifer and David Hackethal of Naples, Florida, Sandra Pinkston of Granite City and Michelle and Robert Null of Granite City; eight grandchildren; ten great
grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Mildred Pinkston, Charles Pinkston, Josephine Rayner, Louise Mshar, Kate
Clonts and Franklin Pinkston.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Pinkston family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Evelyn Whitworth, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:38 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Millers Merry
Manor in Plymouth, Indiana.

She was born November 22, 1937 in Aniston, Missouri, a daughter of the late Welton Fowler and Ruth Mae (Grisso) and Fred McCann.

She married Oscar B. “Pete” Whitworth on September 29, 1956 in Charleston, Missouri and he passed away on January 1, 2016.

She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Waterloo, Illinois and enjoyed her days of working with crafts and volunteering with election voting.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and cherished attending church and being with her friends and family.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Sharon and Terry Soncasie of Valmeyer, Illinois, Douglas Whitworth of Bathgate, North Dakota, Rev. Paul
and Marlena Whitworth of Plymouth, Indiana and Carol Kaminski of Granite City; seventeen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous brothers and
siters; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Allison
Whitworth and two brothers.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Paul Whitworth officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to SouthernCare Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Ave. Mishawaka, IN 46545 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jennifer Marie Wilson, 40 of Granite City, IL passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

Jennifer was born on May 6, 1977 in Granite City. Jennifer was a bar tender for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. She also had worked many
events at the Peabody Opera House and the Dome. Her passions were photography and taking care of her children where they enjoyed crafts and cooking.
Jennifer loved animals, especially her dogs, Romeo and Cujo. She will be remembered for her giving spirit and all the special times she shared with her
family and friends.

Jennifer is survived by and will be missed by her parents; Arthur Miller Jr. of Granite City and Shirley (Lungwitz) Wilson of Granite City; her husband, Danny
Wilson of Granite City; her son, Drake Ellis Wilson of Granite City; her daughter, Brooke Skylair (Kielan) Vance of Granite City; her nieces, Alyssa Miller of
Granite City, Kirsten Gray of Granite City; her brother, Arthur Miller III of Granite City; her sisters, Michelle (Dave) Lomax of Glen Carbon, Lindsay Miller of St.
Ann, MO and numerous other close family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Danny Ellis Wilson.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Jennifer’s life,
services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Denton officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family
and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Stanley G. Brown, 78, of Granite City, IL born April 24, 1939 in Salisbury,
Maryland, passed away on Saturday, July 1 at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL.

Stan served in the US Army from 1961-1963. He was a clerk for the Granite City

Postal Service, and retired from the Mitchell Branch in 1995 after 30 years of

service. Stan was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and enjoyed traveling and

gardening. Christmas and his 30-year Santa experiences were some of his

favorite times, along with the times he spent with his loving family. He was a man

of faith, and a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City for

many years. He enjoyed the love his church family showed during his illness. He

was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley W. and Edna Mae (Payne) Brown;

a sister, Kay Tuccillo, and his uncle Bob & aunt Barbara Wilsey. He is survived

by and will be missed by his wife Pat, nee Henry, Brown of 55 years; his

daughter, Sandra (Dave) Ruffcorn of East Moline, IL; his son, David (Diane)

Brown of Granite City, IL; 5 grandchildren, Crystal (Corey) Sanders, Tara

Ruffcorn and Phillip Ruffcorn of East Moline, IL, and Savanna Brown and Kara

Partney of Granite City, IL; and 7 great-grandchildren of East Moline, IL; his

sister, Paula (Ed) Swansey of Richmond, VA; several nieces and nephews, and

many friends. Memorials are suggested to Nameoki United Methodist Church,

Granite City or Siteman Cancer Center, Brain Cancer Research, Barnes

Hospital, St. Louis. Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 - 7 PM Tuesday, July 4 at Irwin Chapel, 3960

Maryville Road., Granite City, IL. Funeral: Gravesite Service will be held at Lake

View Memorial Gardens, (Masonic Garden), Fairview Heights, IL at 9:30

AM on Wednesday, July 5 with Rev. Mike Rayson officiating. A Celebration of

Life service will then be held at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon
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Bettie Jane Orsborn, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, IL.
Bettie was born on March 28, 1924 in Venice, IL, a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Collins) Evans.

On July 29, 1943, Bettie married Thomas J. Orsborn, the love of her life and Thomas passed away on October 5, 2011. Bettie had worked at St. Elizabeth
Hospital as a certified nurse’s assistant for many years. Bettie served several terms as P.T.A. president and secretary. She was also a former Sunday
school teacher, Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed shopping and going on trips to Florida with her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family and friends. Bettie will be remembered for the loved and special time shared with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved
her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bettie was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.

Bettie is survived by her loving children, Kathy (Lester) Davis of Maryville, IL, Terry (Brenda) Orsborn of Granite City, IL and David (Michelle) Orsborn of
Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. Bettie will be laid to rest next to Thomas at
Friedens Cemetery, Troy, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Louis Children’s Hospital or to St. Cecilia Haiti Mission and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Howard Lynch, 74, of Granite City passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born May 13, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Giles Harry and Margaret Elizabeth (nee: Halterman) Lynch. He married Sandra Kay Lallement June 26, 1965 in
Belleville, IL. Before retiring, he worked as a mechanic and welder for Fruehauf Trucking and Craftsman Industries. He was a past member of Calvary
Baptist Church. Howard loved fishing in his free time.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sandra K. Lynch of Granite City; daughter, Melissa Kaye (Jeffrey) Boushard of Granite City; two sons, Howard
Lynch of Tyrone, GA and Michael (Mary) Lynch of Granite City; four grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Aaron; four brothers, Giles (Betty) Lynch
of Bowling Green, KY, Larry (Judy) Lynch of Foristel, MO; Dennis (Carolyn) Lynch of Eolia, MO and Michael (Elaine) Lynch of Spanish Lake, MO; sister
Dorothy (Tony) Thomas of Granite City and special sister in law, Diane Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Delbert Lynch and two sisters, Harriett Lynch and Dora Ann Hayes.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.
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Ronald Joseph Dunnavant, 73, of Granite City, passed away Sunday June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born January 28, 1944 in Granite City to Benjamin Joseph and Cecilia Ethel (Davis) Dunnavant. He was a volunteer at Twin River Rescue.   Ronald
was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 27 years as a fireman. He was a member of the Tri City Masonic Lodge.

He is survived his companion Donna Lee of Granite City; three daughters, Karen Ann (Robert) Kimble of Granite City, Wanda Roberson of Granite City and
Lynn (Chandra) Munnangi of Mesquite, TX; six grandchildren, Jonathan Fuller, Sean Fuller, Megan Fuller, Tyler Elston, Christopher Munnangi and Nathan
Munnangi and two great grandchildren, Talon and Tyson Fuller.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester Eugene, Richard and Everett Dunnavant and a grandson, Cody Clark.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City where services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd. Memorials can be made to the Granite City APA.
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Helen V. Gaddy, 97, of Granite City passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab with her family by
her side. She was born October 8, 1919 in East St. Louis.

Helen worked for many years as a waitress in Granite City. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church in Madison, IL.
She was president of the Adoration Society for many years. She loved doing things with her church and her family. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and
baking.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell J. Gaddy, whom she was, married to for 48 years, a son James J. Gaddy, parents, Vincenty and
Wiktorya Partyka; two sisters, Stella Rokita Camper and Mary Ann Pollack; brother, Joseph F. Partyka; niece, Jeanette (nee; Rokita) Edmonds; three
nephews, James and Richard Rokita and Michael Pollack; granddaughter, Tina Gaddy; grandson, Blake Bauman and a daughter in law, Annie Gaddy.

She is survived by four children, Phyllis Gaddy Smith, David (Felicia) Gaddy, Russell (Marty) Gaddy Jr. and Vincent Gaddy all of Granite City; 11 grandchildren
and 15 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister Rosalie Rotondi of Havertown, PA.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
entrusted with professional services.
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Barbara Jo Gorman, 63, of Granite City died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on January 26, 1954 in Granite City, IL to Fred Giffin and Betty nee: O’Neil Pulley.

Barbara was married to Walter Gorman for over 30 years and he precedes her in death.

Survivors include a brother, Don Giffin of Granite City; 3 sisters: Sandra Wilson of Granite City, Patricia Giffin of Granite City and Bonnie Stockton (Carl
Barnett) of Collinsville. Also surviving is Barbara’s partner, Steve Arnold of Granite City and her life long friend, Linda McMurray. Barbara will be missed by
many nieces and nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Elden L. “Joe” Craft Jr., 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home.

He was born February 17, 1953 in Granite City, the son of the late Elden L. and Betty I. (Feilner) Craft Sr.

He retired in 2014 from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a blacksmith.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and S.O.A.R. and was a car enthusiast. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 23 years, Carol Scaturro and her daughter, Chelsea Scaturro, both of Granite City; a nephew, Timothy and his
wife, Renee Bolton of Kerrville, Texas; three great nieces, Sara, Jessica and Caitlin Bolton; great nephew, Timothy “T.J.” Bolton, all of Kerrville, Texas; aunt,
Mary Ellen Feilner of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Adele Bolton.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Josephine “Jo” Gipson, 94, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Thursday, June
22, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born January 9, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Pasqualina (Gagliardi) Manzelli.

She married Thomas Edgar Gipson on May 28, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Louis and he passed away on April 14, 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated Automatic Air in Granite City and she retired as the bookkeeper after many years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and a former longtime member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City.
She was a charter member and past chairman of the Granite City T.O.P.S. and enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheon.
Jo enjoyed her days of camping and traveling and family remained her main priority throughout her life.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Gary
Hartzel of Maryville; a grandson and his wife, Brad and Annette Hartzel of Troy; two cherished great grandchildren, Gabriel and Lily Hartzel; many special
nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Manzelli and three sisters, Grace Hoagland, Bridget “Marie” Suda and
Jenny Fuse.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Joseph
Havrilka as celebrant. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Mother of Perpetual Help Church or to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kevin Eugene Kielty, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1954 in West Orange, New Jersey, a son of the late James and Rose Elizabeth (Connely) Kielty.

He married Tina L. (Watson) Kielty on July 26, 1980 in Granite City and she survives.

Kevin retired in 1999 from the Granite City Fire Department after 26 years of dedicated service as a paramedic and emergency medical technician.

He was an avid pool player and had accumulated numerous billiard trophies throughout the years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, four-wheeling,
NASCAR and had a special love of cars and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love
and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Heather Kielty of Granite City; three grandchildren, Gavin Hayden,
Eden Kielty and Lennon Kielty; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sandy Kielty of Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jack Brider of Granite City;
nephew, Jim and Trish Kielty of Edwardsville; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Bryan Kielty.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lillian W. Compton, 95 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center.

Lillian was born on December 27, 1921 in Dover, TN; the daughter of the late Haskell B. and Lessie M. (Goodin) Watts. Lillian was a long time member of
Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City where she was active in the United Methodist Women and the Harmony Sunday School class. She
was a life long homemaker who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Lillian is survived by and will be missed by her sister; Sarah (Bill) Metcalf of Granite City, IL; her nephews, Bob (Connie) Ryan, David Ryan, Godson, W.
Douglas (Dana) Metcalf, Bryan Watts, Kenneth J. (Melanie) Watts Jr.; her nieces, Kathy Jo (John) Faulkner, Blenda (Dale) Bogovich, Mary (Greg) Hennenfent
and many great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin M. Compton, whom she married on October 25, 1947; her sister, Vivian
Watts; her brothers, Kenneth J. Watts Sr., Leonard B. Watts.

In celebration of Lillian’s life, friends may call on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Walter
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to
Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, 1311 20th Street, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Alroy J. Gracey, 85 of Granite City, IL passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Alroy was born on May 10, 1932 in Granite City; the son of the late Alroy and Virginia (Crusciel) Gracey. Alroy gave 30 years to Granite City Steel as an
electrician and had worked for Big River Zinc. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle. In his
free time, Alroy loved to ride his bicycle and go on vacations to Gulf Shores where he could fish and go shrimping. Alroy will be remembered for his kind
heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Alroy is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Vicki (Rick) Schaus of Granite City, Mona (Claude) Jamison of Taylorville, IL; his sons, Michael
Gracey of Hardin, IL, Joey Gracey of New Hampshire; his life companion, Nelda Jamison of Black Jack, MO; his grandchildren, Richard Schaus, Stephen
Schaus, Carrie Kempf, Nicole Martell, Israel Gracey, Jacob Gracey; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary (John) Niemann.

In addition to his parents, Alroy was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine, Delores and his grandson, James Martin.

In celebration of Alroy’s life, a private family service will be held with full military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2910 South State Route 157,
Edwardsville, IL. In lieu of flowers prayers are requested. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Lisa Dawn Frye, 50, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home.

She was born on August 12, 1966 in Granite City, IL to Paul and Carolyn Ann nee: Henderson Frye.

The loving mother worked at Ken’s Lounge as a bartender. She enjoyed playing pool, the slot machines and the lottery.

Lisa is survived by her mother; a daughter, Caitlin Arnold of Pontoon Beach; 2 sisters: Lou Ann Spangler and boyfriend Tim Scarbrough of Granite City and
Tracey Frye of TX;  an aunt, Donna Norton and 2 nephews:  James Spangler and Joshua Spangler.

Besides her father, Lisa is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Frye and a sister, Paula White.

The family would to extend a special thank you to Vanessa of Vitas Hospice and to Darla of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Shriner’s.

Thomas Christopher Earls, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:12 a.m. Tues. June 20, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center ER in Granite City.

He was born May 2, 1956 in Granite City to Mary P. (Hoover) Earls and the late Earl M. Earls.
Tom was a Senior DeMolay and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his life partner of almost 18 years, Cheryl M. Lewis of Granite City; a daughter: Sabrina A. Earls of Granite City; a
son: Patrick Earls of Edwardsville, IL; a sister: Mary (Thomas) Miks of Granite City; and a niece: Kristen Miks of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Earls and grandparents: Elna Mortenson Hoover and Floyd & Pansie Earls.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. June 24, 2017 at St. John United Church of
Christ with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sabrina Earls Education Fund.
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Edward Lee Hall, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:03 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his
family.

He was born December 15, 1946 in East St. Louis, IL to Amos Edward and Rose Dell (Wortham) Hall.

On June 27, 1966 he and Shirley Tipton were married in East St. Louis, IL.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy and National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Holten Meat, Sauget, IL after working there
for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Tipton) Hall of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Kayla (Joseph) Dickinson, Tina (David) Stephenson and Tammy (Larry)
Chamness all of Granite City, IL; son: Johnny (Patti) Hall of Farmington, MO; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother: Terry Hall of Centralia, IL and
sister: Ruby Hall of Boca Raton, FL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Bobby Hall, Larry Hall and Gary Hall.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with burial to follow at Jefferson
Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to American Legion, D.A.V. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Shirley Mae Morgan, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Willow Creek Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center, Belleville, IL. Shirley was born on December 12, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL.

Shirley was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed going to church, reading her bible and other religious
books, she also enjoyed crocheting and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she
adored. Shirley loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Michael Morgan; one daughter, Tonia Marie Whitehead; one grandson, Ethan Allen; mother, Mary
Annetta (Fisher) Griffin, stepmother, Mary Hall; one sister, Kay Watts; and by two brothers, Kevin Marret and Jerry Hall.

Shirley is survived by her loving children, Carrie Whitehead of St. Charles, MO, Jamie (Henry) Williams of Granite City, IL and David Morgan of Granite City, IL;
dear father and stepmother, Bobby and Marlene Hall of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to Brielle Hickman, Ryan Williams and Anthony Williams; dear
siblings, Mary Jane Hall-Davis of Glen Carbon, IL, Sandy Boatright of Troy, IL, Renee Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Lisa Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Tim
Marret of Mt. Vernon, IN, Richard Hall of Troy, IL and Debbie Williams of Troy, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Jeffferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the family to start a trust fund for Shirley's grandchildren and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Randall Bruce "Randy" Worthen, 62, of Mitchell, Illinois passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Louis
University Hospital.

He was born February 18, 1955 in Granite City, a son of the late Lyman E. and Ruby E. (Krug) Worthen.

He married Tina M. (Luchini) Worthen on December 15, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and she survives.

He retired as a warehouse manager in April 2017 from Robert "Chick" Fritz Distributing after 31 years of dedicated service.

He was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126. Randy was a devoted St. Louis Blues fan and season ticket holder. He loved soccer and was a tri-
captain of the first Illinois state soccer champions for Granite City High School. He enjoyed his days by playing golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with
his grandchildren. He took pride in BBQing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Greg Vaughn of Granite City and Emily and Aron Gobble of East
Alton; four grandchildren, Alivia and Alex Vaughn and Rylee and Henrik Gobble; one brother and sister-in-law, Lyman "Wayne" and Marilyn Worthen of
Mitchell; mother-in-law, Pat Luchini of Mitchell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Trudy Luchini of Clayton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law and a brother-
in-law, Tammy and Rich Cox of Granite City and Tracy Krug of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Worthen and father-in-law, Bill Luchini Sr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the Worthen family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mr. Todd Alan Bayer, 54 of Granite City, IL passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.

Todd was born on July 13, 1962 in Canton, OH. He was a car transporter for ABC Auto Auction and in his free time Todd love to gather his friends and family
for outdoor BBQ's. Todd will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Todd is survived by and will be greatly missed by his life partner; Annette Ishum of Granite City; his sons; David Moussette (Danielle Lusicic) of Granite City,
Timothy Matthew Bayer of Potosi, MO; his daughters, Melissa Ishum (Kevon White) of Granite City, Tiffani Bayer (Travis Miller) of Granite City; his parents,
John Bayer Jr. (Judy) of Massillon, OH , Carol Ann (Meek) Bayer of Lenoir, TN; his brother, Timothy Bayer of Florida; his step sisters, Joni (Mike) Willaman of
Ohio, Laurie (Dan) Marteny of Ohio; 9 grandchildren and many brother and sister-in-laws.

Todd was preceded in death by his daughter; Charisma Bayer.

In celebration of Todd's life, burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9409 Holy Cross Road, Fairview Heights, IL.
Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice or to the family.
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Dudley "Pat" Robertson, 76, of Granite City, passed away on June 12, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was
diagnosed in early April and passed away at home surrounded by his family.

Pat was born in Granite City on January 11, 1941, the third of Dudley and Alene Robertson's seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents – his
father in 1964 and his mother in 2008.

Pat is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine (Smalley) Robertson; their three children, sons James Robertson and Daniel Robertson, and daughter Susan
Robertson; their daughter-in-law Kelli (Basden) Robertson; and their grandchildren, Noah Robertson and Kyndall Robertson.

He is also survived by his six siblings: Vernon Robertson, Sonja Belton, Ed Robertson, Janice Felchlin, Linda Robertson, and John Robertson; his sisters-
in law Lois Robertson, Marie Robertson, Celeste Biason, and Jacque DeWitt; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Pat graduated from Granite City High School in 1959 and attended barber school in the early 1960s. He also served as a medic in the Air Force Reserves
and was honorably discharged in 1964 to care for his ailing father.

He met the beautiful Elaine Smalley at a friend's wedding reception, and following a brief courtship, the two were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in
Granite City on July 3, 1965. Pat and Elaine welcomed their son James in 1966, son Daniel in 1969, and daughter Susan in 1971. They celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in July 2015 surrounded by family.

Pat worked as a pipefitter at Monsanto for over 30 years. He retired in December 1998. His great sense of humor endeared him to his Monsanto co-
workers. His sense of humor was also legendary in his family, as were the haircuts he gave to family members in his 1960s barber chair.

After their children were grown, Pat and Elaine enjoyed traveling. They visited Mexico, Hawaii, and several European countries. After their grandchildren were
born in 2001 and 2003, they devoted themselves to being grandparents. Pat was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.

Pat's sense of humor, determination, and family devotion remained intact throughout his illness. Pat was greatly admired by his family and will be missed
forever.

In celebration of Pat's life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time
of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Pat's brother, Pastor John Robertson.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Pat's family wishes to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois for their care and compassion in a tremendously difficult time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN.
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Betty Lois Gaines, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Mon. June 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her
family.

She was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Granite City, IL to the late Louis & Anna (Jones) Madsen.

On Sept. 24, 1949, she and William L. Gaines were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1972.

Betty was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Diane (Terry) Peach and Karen Smart of Granite City; 4 sons: Gary (Norma) Gaines of Granite City, Michael (Sandie) Gaines
of Fairview Heights, IL, Richard “Rick” (Cathy) Gaines of Granite City and Robert “Bob” (Annette) Gaines of Hobart, IN; 18 grandchildren: Erik Baileygaines,
Melissa McCarty, Casey Bailey-Gaines, Benjamin Gaines, Matthew Gaines, Kimberly Gibson, Daniel Gaines, Sarah Ochoa, Adam Gaines, Austin Gaines,
Alicia Gaines, Steven Peach, Bradley Peach, Aaron Peach, Brenna Gaines, Erin Gaines, Haylee Gaines and Michael Smart; 22 great-grandchildren: Corey,
Bradley, Austin, Brocktin, Hayden, Jamison, Joseph, Thomas, Kaylee, Melanie, Ellie, Caleb, Anna Beth, Alexander, Ezra, Xavier, Aria, Maximus, Hudson,
Sydney, Brendan and Carter; and a nephew: Allister (Charlene) Ross of Collinsville, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren: Joshua, David and Rochelle; and 4 sisters: Alice Madsen, Margaret
Ross, Ruth Madsen and Alberta Radar.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Fri. Jun 16, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ
in Granite City with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery on Nameoki Rd.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, VITAS Hospice or St. John’ United Church of Christ
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Elvis Clay Earon, 60, of Granite City died on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 24, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Eadmon C. and Louise nee: Mouser Riester.

Elvis and Marjorie Poynor were married on June 10, 2017, fulfilling Elvis’ final wish prior to his death.

The U. S. Navy veteran worked as a crane operator for 27 years at Granite City Steel. He enjoyed going to the casinos.

Besides his wife and father, Elvis is survived by a brother, Robert L. (Debbie) Earon of Filmore, IL; 7 nieces and nephews: Amanda and Georgia Taylor,
Jennifer, Amy and Bridget Earon and Rodney and Brandy Knot and 4 step children: Amanda, Emily, Matthew and David Poynor. He will be missed by many
friends.

Elvis is preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Carla Taylor and a niece, Erin Mathenia.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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James A. "Jim" Vernon, 84, of Granite City, Illinois went to be with the Lord at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his
home.

He was born September 1, 1932 in Blytheville, Arkansas, a son of the late William McKinley Vernon and Myrtle A. Reed.

He married Melba (Miller) Vernon on May 1, 1965 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1991 from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after many years of dedicated work as an aircraft mechanic.

The United States Korean War veteran proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1951-1952 and also 1962-1964 and later served with the
Reserves from 1965 – 1969.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Bethel Chapel where he served as a song leader, bus driver and Royal Ranger leader.

He enjoyed all sports, his days of playing golf, hunting and watching vintage war movies. Jim's life was serving the Lord, reading the Bible and tending to his
church and family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Craig Whitacre of Granite City and Rosemary Perez of Silver
Springs, Florida; five grandchildren, David Perez and fiancé, Sandra, Shiree Bartlett and fiancé, Tony, Caleb Whitacre and wife, Sarah, Matthew Jerashen
and wife, Mary and Logan Whitacre; eight great grandchildren, Seth, Austin, Matthew, Gabrielle, Aiden, Noah, Selene and Isabella; many special nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Gisher; two brothers, Bill Vernon and Jack Vernon and a sister, Katherine
Donathan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio & 25th Street in Granite City on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend David Brimm
officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Chapel, Sunset Hill Campground or to Family Hospice.
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Daniel Edward "Danny" Patton, 27, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:16 p.m. on
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born May 9, 1990 in Granite City, a son of Michael and Jeanne (Spahn) Patton of Edwardsville.

He enjoyed his time working as a mechanic and landscaper at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho and was a 2009 graduate of Crown Point
High School in Crown Point, Indiana.

Danny lived life to the fullest and was always looking for his next adventure in life. He loved BMX biking, enjoyed cooking, being outdoors and listening to
music. He will be remembered for the love and special times he shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by three sisters, Andie Patton (Matthew Maddox) of St. Louis, Hannah Patton of Edwardsville and Amanda
Patton of Edwardsville; grandmothers, Mary Nell Patton of Granite City, IL and Millie Spahn of Granite City; best friends, Mark Lambing of Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Chad Sigite of Granite City and Patrick Scannell of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Thomas Patton and Paul Spahn.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial visitation will continue on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Edwardsville with Father Jeffrey H. Goeckner as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Snell, age 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Missouri Baptist
Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Jackie was born on June 17, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Jack and Edith (Parker) Rodeck.

Jackie had retired from Madison Illinois School District #12 as an administrative assistant after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. She was a member
of Madison Junior Service and Junior Achievement in Madison IL. Jackie was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and she loved going to home games.
She also enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, reading novels and traveling; one of her favorite vacations was going to Mackinaw Island. Her greatest joy
was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Jackie will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Jack Rodeck.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Danielle (Sean) Vaughn of Edwardsville, IL and Kimberly (George) Wolfe of Glen Carbon, IL; dear mother, Edith
Rodeck of Granite City, IL; beloved significant other, Terry Woodson of Pontoon Beach, IL; loving sister, Marie (Daniel) McKinney of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud
grandmother to Ashley Vaughn, Evan Vaughn, Reed Wolfe and Alexandra Wolfe; nephew, Jeremy McKinney; nieces, Carrie Witter and Katie Purdy; extended
family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Doyle L. Miller, 54, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born November 30, 1962 in Granite City, a son of Peggy (Thomason) Miller of Granite City and the late Doyle Miller.

He had worked as a mechanic for many years and had worked for Wal-Mart and Checker Cab. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared
with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Chantel Miller and Nicole Miller; two grandchildren, Makenzie Heintz and Maddix Awalt; two sisters,
Karen Bosworth and Susan Bridgeman; cousin, Bob Householder, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Mary Beros.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time of
funeral service at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Miller Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Virginia A. Pritchard, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:31 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Red Bud Regional
Hospital in Red Bud, Illinois.

She was born April 19, 1925 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John and Hazel (Hunt) Ryckman.

She married Robert L. Pritchard on October 12, 1940 in St. Louis and he passed away on August 8, 2003.

She was a crossing guard with the Granite City Police Department with over 20 years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Virginia was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, enjoyed being with her grandchildren and
great grandchildren and enjoyed family vacations through the years. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and
friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Bernadeen Pritchard of Granite City, Johnny and Kimberly Pritchard of Red Bud and Terry
and Colleen Pritchard of Edwardsville; two sons-in-law, James Harshany of Granite City and Robert Slater of Chicago; sixteen grandchildren and their
spouses, Sherry and Jay Verdu, Joyce and Jack Trittschuh, Brian and Jennifer Harshany, Kirk Schade, Robert and Sarah Slater, Robyn and Erin Slater,
Robert and Jennifer Pritchard Jr., Brittany Pritchard, Ryan and Samantha Pritchard, Bethany Pritchard, Greg Pritchard, Erica and DeJuan Sanders, Erin and
Adam Butter , Joshua Pritchard, Katie Jones and Allison Pritchard; fourteen great grandchildren, Brady Harshany, Laney Harshany, Cody Trittschuh, Teal
Trittschuh, John Verdu, Harrison Slater, Caleb Pritchard, Jack Pritchard, Joey Butter, Dominic Butter, Mackinzey Butter, Aaliyah Sanders, Ava Pritchard and
Nora Pritchard; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Nancy Harshany, Joan Pritchard and Barbara Slater; a
brother, Robert Ryckman and a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Daniel Sheehan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary "Janet" Fineshriber, 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Janet was born on October 12, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Sarich) Nemeth.

On May 12, 1957, Janet married Jay Fineshriber, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO and Jay passed away on June 4, 1988. She was a faithful member of St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Janet had worked for General American Life Insurance Company in the customer service department, retiring
after many years of dedicated service. She was a St. Louis Rams fan and she enjoyed her time spent with her graduating group, known as Club 55. Her
greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Janet loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed
by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was preceded in death by one brother, George Nemeth.

She is survived by her loving children, Mark Fineshriber of Collinsville, IL, Laura (Chip) Grote of Mt. Vernon, IL and Michael (Michelle) Fineshriber of Granite
City, IL; dear siblings, Elaine Grzesk of Collinsville, IL and John (Jean) Nemeth of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kit Grote, Louis Grote, Caroline
Grote and Jayson Fineshriber; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Private family interment will be held
at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Cynthia "Cyndy" Ann Keller, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Barnes Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Cyndy was born on December 22, 1959 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Allan D. Keller and Reda (Kent) Keller.

Cyndy had worked for Child & Family Services and as a phlebotomist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL for many years before retiring. Cyndy
enjoyed hanging out with her family and friends. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Cyndy will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allan Keller.

Cyndy is survived by her loving mother, Reda Keller of Worden, IL; dear aunts, Phyllis Kent of Granite City, IL, Annabelle Kent of Granite City, IL, Joyce Hahn
of Branson, MO and Maxine Lasko of Payson, AZ; beloved cat, Zippy; many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
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Sharon Joann Thomas, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home.

Sharon was born on March 1, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Dusek and Mary (Votoupal) Dusek Searle.

Sharon attended Southern Illinois University in Alton, IL in 1962, and she graduated with a degree in special education in 1964. She worked for Granite City
Public School as a substitute teacher's aide from 1986 until 1996. In 1996, Sharon went to work at Scott Air Force Base as a check out clerk until 1998. After
leaving her job at the base, Sharon worked for Gateway Regional Medical Center as a health information office clerk from 1999 until 2007. After her
retirement, Sharon volunteered at Gateway Regional Medical Center's gift shop for many years. She enjoyed traveling to watch her granddogs compete in
field trials. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Sharon loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Dusek; and by one nephew, Joe Dusek.

She is survived by her loving children, Kristin Thomas of Granite City, IL and Joe Thomas of Bethalto, IL; dear niece and nephew, Ann Dusek and Jim Dusek
both of Collinsville, IL; beloved granddogs, Mossi, Niki and Jeni; The Heinz Family, The Lubak Family and The Thomas Family; extended family and many
wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Paulette (nee: Hall) Radde, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:19 a.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her home.

She was born March 17, 1948 in Benton Harbor, MI. She married Frederick “Buzz” Robert Radde III, December 8, 1967 in Benton Harbor, MI.

She is survived by her mother, Peggy (nee: Forbes) Millis of St. Joe, MI; two daughters, Machelle (Michael) Earley of Bennett, CO and Kimberly Radde (Tony
Warren) of Granite City, IL; five grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Moore, Megan Earley (Eric Backus), Kayla Green, Ryan Dunn(Morgan Drews) and Trever
Earley; eleven great grandchildren, Olivia Moore, Chase Moore, Christain Moore, Malakei Moore, Leeam Dunn, Kaiden Shadik, Tristen Bang, Nova Backus,
Bently Buckus, Westyn Dunn and Kolten Mielke; brother, Jerry Mills II of St, Joe, MI; two sisters, Charlotte Benson of Niles, MI and Shawn Boyer of St. Joe, MI.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Millis I; and two brothers, Wesely Hall, Jr. and Terry Hall.

Private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Sharon Dettwiler, 83 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Sharon was born on May 26, 1934 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Francis Booth and Helen (Miller) Carrington. Sharon was a member of Hope
Lutheran Church in Granite City and a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family. She will be remembered for her giving spirit and all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Lori (Kenny) Herrin of Granite City, William J. Dettwiler of Maryland, Edward D. (Margaret) Dettwiler of
Pontoon Beach, Barry S. Schroeder of Granite City, Greg M. (Sandra) Schroeder of Glen Carbon; her grandchildren, Sarah (Rob) Slater, Samantha Dettwiler,
Steven Schroeder, Kathleen (Brett) Smith, Jessica (Jeff) Klingelhoefer, Alex Schroeder, Kenny Jr. (Becky) Herrin, Kristen (Aaron) Edward, Randy Herrin; her
sister, Gerry Larner; 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband; William E. "Bill" Dettwiler, whom she married on September 29, 1961.

Friends may call on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Sharon's life,
services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials in Sharon's memory are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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William L. Dine, 87 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

William was born on August 2, 1927 in Carbondale, IL; the son of the late Dan and Rosa (Powers) Dine. He was the owner and operator of Crown Heating
& Cooling in Granite City. William will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

William is survived by and will be missed by his children; Gale (Glen) Wenzel of Collinsville, IL, Sheila Dine of San Diego, CA, Sheran (James) Ashby of St.
James, MO, Michael Dine of Tallahassee, FL; his 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda (Briggs) Dine, whom he married on June 22, 1948; his sons, James and
Charles Dine.

In celebration of William's life, a memorial gathering will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in
Granite City. Memorials in memory of William may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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Stanley R. "Butch" Hargrove, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1944 in Granite City, a son of the late George Wesley and Margaret (Ezell) Hargrove.

He married Sandra K. (Woodson) Hargrove on February 2, 1973 in Granite City and she passed away on July 11, 2015.

He retired from Granite City Steel in 2004 as a stove tender after 35 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge. He enjoyed his days of bowling, playing
pool, hunting and gambling.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and John Martinez of Granite City and Julie and David Chepely of Granite City; five grandchildren,
Jessica, Megan, Jake, Kristen and Stanley III; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard "Dick Hargrove and Wesley Hargrove and two sisters, Audrey
Pieper and Joyce Arney.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services are scheduled.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the family or to a charity of one's choice.
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Marlon Wayne Becker, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tues. May 30, 2017 at Anderson Hospital.

He was born Aug. 6, 1955 in Granite City to the late Melavee Jeanette (Nolen) Becker Lynn Sanders.
Marlon enjoyed working on cars, making models and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons: Johnathan (Kristin) Becker and Matthew (Meghan) Becker; 2 grandchildren: Daphnie & Matthew William Wayne Becker all of
Granite City; and 6 siblings: Jimmy Lynn, Karen Sanders, Debbie Allen, Melanie Lynn, Michelle Sanders and Patricia (Jim) Waters.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 step-fathers, Clayton Lynn and James Sanders.

Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 2:00 p.m. Sat. June 3, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Kenneth Lee Hozian, 66, of Concord, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sun. May 21, 2017 at his
home surrounded by his family.

He was born Mar. 20, 1951 in Granite City, IL to Ruby Lee and Thomas Altheizer and was adopted and raised by Charles Hozian.

He and Virginia Batson were married August 9, 1972 in Edwardsville, IL.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade from January 1969 to January 1972 (Vietnam: Indochina June 1969 to June 1970), he
received the Purple Heart.  He worked as a forklift operator for Nestles tea plant in Granite City for 19 years until they closed and then worked in Jacksonville,
IL as a machine operator for Pactiv.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Shannon Hozian of Jacksonville and Katrinia (Donald) Cook of Granite City, IL; a son: Kenneth W. (Amy)
Hozian of Athens, IL; 10 grandchildren: Bradley Hozian, Rachel (Andy) Villa, Stanley Denson, Devlin Denson, Destiny Denson, Stephanie (Justin) Obenhaus,
Sabrina Cook, Emily Cook, Rhianna Hozian, Lauryn Hozian; 3 great-grandchildren: Desmond Hozian, Oliva Obenhaus and Makenna Obenhaus; 3 brothers:
Charles (Terri) Hozian of Granite City, Gerald (Melissa) Clark of Sorento, IL and Marty (Mary) Clark of Granite City.

Besides his parents: Ruby (nee: Lee) Stultz, Thomas Altheizer and Charles Hozian, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy Clark.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with Rev. Charles West
officiating, burial to follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Danny Walter Hillis, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. May 17, 2017 in St. Clair County from injuries sustained in an
auto accident.

He was born May 21, 1944 in Clarkton, MO to the late Clarance & Melba (House) Hillis.

Danny was a US Army veteran and was currently employed by Best Med Car.

Survivors include 3 sons: Tim Hillis and Terry Hillis of Malden, MO and Ronald (Ellen) Hillis of Mitchell, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a
brother: James (Debbie) Hillis; and 5 sisters: Brenda Riddle, Carol Gray, Sandy (Charlie) Holt, Diane Ray and Jan Ray.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kendell Hillis.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Tues. May 23, 2017 at City Temple Assembly of
God with Rev. Randle Copeland officiating.
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Theresa Ann Arneson, 55, of Litchfield, IL, formerly of Madison, IL, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Tues. May 16, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 22, 1960 in Wheaton, IL to Nancy (Schumacher) Suhrbier of Ocala, FL and the late Michael McGrath.

Theresa had worked for Holten Meats in Sauget, IL.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a husband: Lee Arneson; daughter: Lois (Bill) Cravens of Independence, MO; son: Edwin Arneson of St. Louis,
MO; granddaughter: Cheyenne Cravens; and 2 sisters: Kathy Leonard and Denise Tomlin.

Services are private.
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Ronda Kay Kozicky, 67, of Granite City, formally of Virden, IL, died on Friday, May 12, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 30, 1949 in Springfield, IL to Jerald Reed and Irene ( Sargent) Reed.

Ronda Reed married Charles Kozicky in Godfrey, IL on July 26, 1975.

The loving wife and mother graduated from Virden High School in Virden, IL in 1967. She attended Tri-City Assembly of God Church in Granite City.  Ronda
enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and putting together picture puzzle boards.

Besides her husband of 41 years, she is survived by a daughter, Shauna Kozicky of Arnold, MO; a son, Todd (Heather) Kozicky of Perryville, MO; 4
grandchildren: Chance, Taylor, Paige and Hunter and a sister, Lou Ann Strukley of Virden, IL.

Ronda is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Shannon Ramey and a sister, June Lake.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Patricia "Sally" Ann (Parks) McElroy passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family at 72 years old on May 21,
2017.

Sally was born on August 24, 1944 in Granite City, IL to the late Clifford Owen Parks, Sr and Alice Lorraine (Proffitt) Parks. She was nicknamed Sally as an
infant by her grandfather and known by Sally all her life.

Sally proudly served as a civil servant for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army for 42 years. She assisted in the development of over 200 recruiters that led to
their individual successes and flawlessly managed over 50 recruiting service programs. Sally was recognized as the 345th Air Force Recruiting Squadrons
Civilian of the year in 1986, 1988, and 2004. She received the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for exemplary service as Enlisted Accessions, D
Flight secretary for the Air Force Recruiting Squadron for service April 10, 1985 to September 1, 2007. She also received the Meritorious Service Medal for
service from January 27, 1965 to January 27, 2005 for her outstanding performance as an Operations Flight Administrator, Officer and Enlisted Accessions
Flight Administrator to the United States.

Sally loved her family. She was the matriarch of her family and is greatly missed by all. Sally was a single mom that raised her son and helped raise her 2
nephews. She worked hard to keep her family well cared for. Her son and grandson were the lights of her life. She never missed a baseball game or hockey
game that her boys played in. She taught all the kids how to drive and how to ride their brakes hard. She loved to cater and host family gatherings and was a
wonderful baker. She thoroughly enjoyed making wedding cakes for those she knew and loved.

Sally had a lot of hobbies and things that brought her joy. She was a lover of the theater, an avid reader, and a great quilter. She made a lot of quilts in her
lifetime and in the last several years was sending baby quilts to children in need. Her love for books and movie was great. Her favorite books to read were
the Little House on the Prairie series and she loved all Sci-Fi and
B-rated movies. Sally was an ardent collector and fan of Elvis Presley and even named her cat Elvis.

Sally is survived in death by her son Michael McElroy and wife Leslie, brother Clifford Parks, Jr. and wife Sharon, and brother William "Bill" Parks, Sr. and
wife Carolyn, nephew Daniel Parks and wife Kim, nephew Douglas Parks and wife Amy, niece Wendy Parks, niece Emily Highfield and husband Nicholas
and nephew William "Bill" Parks, Jr. Also surviving is her grandson Cory McElroy and partner Sheila Goff, great niece Krystle Hamblen and husband Justin,
great nephew Christopher Parks and partner Kathleen Lybarger, great niece Hannah Myers and husband Josh and great niece Ashlie Parks. In addition,
great grand daughter Isabella Clutts, great great niece Isabella Parks, great great nephew Clayton Myers and great great nephew Nicholas Highfield.
Survived also by numerous loved ones and cousins, most cherished cousin Roberta Bean and husband Rick and cousin Nancy Jacoby and husband Bob.

Sally was truly a wonderful woman who enriched everyone's life she touched. Everyone who knew her loved her and is better for having her in their lives.
"The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 1034 South Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1510, Richmond Heights, MO 63117 and donations
will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dorothy M. Beyer, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Clinton Manor Living Center, New
Baden, IL.

Dorothy was born on June 29, 1934 in French Village, MO, a daughter of the late Joe and Cecilia (Rulo) Riddle.

On September 18, 1954, Dorothy married Lester T. "Bud" Beyer, the love of her life in St. Louis, MO and Bud passed away on August 13, 2011. Dorothy was
a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. In her younger years, she had worked for Trattler's Mens Store in Granite City, IL, in the
customer service department. Dorothy was a proud homemaker who loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed
dancing, shopping, reading and volunteering at Maryville Elementary School in Granite City, IL. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by one grandson, John Baker Jr.

She is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Kim) Beyer of O'Fallon, IL, Don (Debbie) Beyer of Fairview Heights, IL and Valerie (David) White of Granite City, IL;
dear sister, Jackie Smith and her son, David Smith both of St. Louis, MO; proud grandmother to Michelle (Gary) Goodfellow, Benjamin (Andrea) Beyer, Jacob
Beyer, Cory Beyer, Travis Beyer and Stephen Chandler; proud great-grandmother to Jake McGowan, Blake McGowan, Brock McGowan, Caden Goodfellow,
Jaylie Goodfellow, John Robert Baker III, Jordan Baker, Samantha Beyer and Addisyn Chandler; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Evans
officiating. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to Bud at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Carolyn Sue Sampson, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born April 28, 1949 in Edwardsville, a daughter of the late Lawrence Casey and Marjorie Ellen (Schrier) Sampson.

She loved reading and was very spiritual and cherished angels around her.

She is survived by two daughters, Leyla (David) Harrell of Alton and Jolie Sampson (Carter) of Alton; one son, Cody Sampson of Cahokia; five grandchildren,
Anastacia, Domonic, Avery, Dante and Izzabelle; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Johanna Sampson.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Living Water Church of God, 822 Mildred Avenue in Cahokia on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 2:00 p.m.
until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Ridenour officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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John William Arbogast, age 85, of Trenton, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at
Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

John was born on December 26, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Arnold and Leola (Womack) Arbogast.

On July 12, 1951, John married Eva Robertson, the love of his life in Granite City, IL, and Eva passed away on October 6, 1998. John was a Korean War
veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Airman 1st Class. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a pipe
welder with over forty years of dedicated service. John was a former member of St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed
fishing, woodworking, golfing and even cutting his grass. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he was very proud of. John loved life, he
loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his kids, grandkids and his great-grandkids. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by one son, John Edward Arbogast; one grandson, John Dustin Arbogast; two sisters and a
brother in infancy.

He is survived by his loving children, Colleen (Ron) Neussendorfer of Cold Springs, MN, Laura (Terry) Patyk of Lostant, IL, Kirk Arbogast and Liz Kroll of
Trenton, IL and Christopher (Emily) Arbogast of Highland, IL; dear daughter-in-law, Sharon Arbogast of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to fifteen
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL and from 9:00 a.m. until
10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2101 Cleveland Blvd. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, with Pastor Matt Mimlitz officiating. John will be laid to rest next to Eva at St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL, with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Carla Joyce Wright, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:02 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born October 16, 1942 in Qulin, Missouri, a daughter of the late G.W. Cook and Dorothy (Peal) Linenberg.

She married Leonard Verle "Hotshot" Wright on February 27, 1958 in Granite City and he passed away on January 2, 2011.

She retired in 1993 from Wal-Mart in Granite City after several years of service and had worked many years of dedicated service in retail at Queens Wear
Boutique in Granite City.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. She cherished her daughter and grandchildren and was known to
be very proper and coordinated. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Grant White of Granite City; four grandchildren, Zane Francis, Shelby White, Sara White and Grant
White Jr.; a sister, Gerry Ramey of Centralia; brother-in-law and his significant other, Nyle "Wayne" Wright and Marilyn Rice of Granite City; sister-in-law, Lois
Essenpreis of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until
time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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Sharon M. Rickert, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home. Sharon was born on June
14, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William and Grace (McCullough) Lamping.

On August 13, 1966, Sharon married Edward Rickert, the love of her life. Sharon was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL.
She had worked as a registered nurse at St. John Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO for many years. Sharon loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and a
great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jack Lamping.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty years, Edward Rickert of Granite City, IL; loving children, William (Heather) Rickert of Pontoon Beach, IL and
Kerry (Jim) Flanary of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Emily (Ricky) Boyer of Granite City, IL, Drew Rickert of Beckemeyer, IL, Sydney Rickert of
Beckemeyer, IL and Magdalena Hochuli of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud great-grandmother to Aubree and Caleb Boyer of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Jim
Lamping of New Orleans, LA; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father
Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic School and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Irene F. Belshe, 90 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Irene was born on November 21, 1926 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Morgan) Burnett. Irene operated a beauty shop from her
home in Granite City for many years and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City. Irene will be remembered for her superb sense of
humor and all the wonderful times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Judy Belshe of Granite City; Roger (Janet) Belshe of Edwardsville, grandchildren, Stacey (Brian)
Toomay of Des Peres, MO; Stuart (Emily) Belshe of Chesterfield, MO; and her great-granddaughters, Carson Layne Toomay, Quinn Kayelyn Toomay and
Vivian Mae Belshe, a brother-in-law Leland (JoAnn) McMillin of Kansas City, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas H. Belshe, whom she married on October 17, 1947; her brothers, Ralph
Burnett, Harold Burnett and her sister, Pauline Seebold.

In celebration of Irene's life, friends may call on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,
3000 Washington Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Jesse Tedder officiating. Following a luncheon at the church burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's or Calvary Baptist Church.
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Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker III, 51, of Venice, Illinois passed away at 9:53 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Gateway
Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born April 29, 1966 in Granite City, a son of Roseann (Cooper) Koelker of Venice, Illinois and the late Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker Jr.

He was a lifetime member of the Venice Social Club and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He was more than willing to always helping others and could fix just about anything and enjoyed his days of playing washers and loved horse racing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by five children, Josh Koelker, Kayla Koelker, Hannah Koelker, Bethany Koelker and Justin Parris; several
grandchildren; grandmother, Rose Cooper; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Koelker, Stephen Koelker and Michael and Bridgette
Koelker; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks or to American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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